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    Raccoon Brook Hike

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    Nothing says outdoorsy like a hike through diverse terrain and scenery! Embark on a Raccoon Brook hike, and expect to pass through large boulders, wander through mountain laurel tickets, and glimpse understories of blueberry bushes and cross intermittent streams. As you continue to climb, you will reach a rock ledge covered in scrub oak and pitch pine with a dramatic overlook of Harriman State Park to the southwest. After reaching the top of the mountain, you'll enjoy the breathtaking scenery with a lunch break before heading back down to where you started. Cross over the Pine Meadow Dam to continue on the rest of the hike, which follows the babbling Stony Brook and is a particularly scenic route back to the visitor's center. It's a great way to take in nature and enjoy this scenic area.
    Raccoon Brook Hike

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Hike through the magnificent views of the Hudson Valley on a climb up 1,150 feet
    • Take a relaxing lunch break by a meadow while enjoying all that nature has to offer
    • Pass large boulders, wander through mountain laurel tickets, and navigate through blueberry bushe and intermittent streams
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    Hot Air Ballooning

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    Discover a whole new world! Journey above the calming countryside and pristine rivers, and see the views from inside a hot air balloon. In this adventure, you will experience an incredibly peaceful and breathtaking view of nature from the sky. Gliding above the trees, the spectacular sunset is sure to captivate your eyes. Following the hour long ride, you'll toast with champagne and hors d'oeuvres to your successful flight. Sounds pretty magical doesn't it?
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    Hot Air Ballooning

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Witness a breathtaking view of the countryside from the calm deck of a hot air balloon
    • Experience the breathtaking views of a sunset from the sky
    • Enjoy some champagne and a toast to your successful trip
    • Indulge in an incredibly peaceful adventure
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    Clydesdale Horseback Ride & Brewery Tasting

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    Clydesdales are known for their size, demeanor, and feathered legs. They're also known for those Budweiser commercials. So it'd make sense that a day on a Clydesdale concludes with some brews. The adventure begins with a farm tour and an introduction to these muscular animals. Before you saddle up, you will receive a basic lesson in horseback riding. Once training's finished, you'll embark on a tree-lined journey through serene greenery for both beginner and expert riders alike. As the horseback ride concludes, you will drive to the local brewery for a tasting of specially selected craft beers. It'll make leaving the horse just a little bit easier.
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    Clydesdale Horseback Ride & Brewery Tasting

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Take a tour of a farm and receive an introductory lesson in horseback riding
    • Ride a Clydesdale horse through the serene trails in central New Jersey
    • Enjoy a tasting of special craft beers at a local brewery set in a 200 year-old barn
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    Kayaking Tour & Bald Eagle Search

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    Eyes peeled, surrounded by majestic shrubbery, and quietly kayaking through the Hudson Highlands. Pause. Silence. You see it. America's symbol, perched and beautiful. Where'd your breath go? Here, you'll learn the basics of kayaking, ensuring comfort on the water. From there, you'll head north along the west shore of Cornwall Bay, paddling through marsh and keeping your eyes peeled for the bald eagle, osprey, and heron. Surrounded by the Hudson Highlands, you'll enjoy breathtaking beauty, fully understanding the line "America the beautiful." Only a short drive from Manhattan, you'll make it home in time for your evening plans. Could a day get any better?
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    Kayaking Tour & Bald Eagle Search

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Kayak the Hudson River estuary
    • Keep your eyes open for bald eagles, osprey, and herons -- the goal of this journey on the Hudson
    • Enjoy an amazing view of the Hudson Highlands at the end of your quest
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    Midnight Hike & Swim

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    Tonight's destination isn't late-night pizza and Hulu. It's not a night of overconsumption and regret. Tonight, you hike. Tonight, you embrace nature's beauty, relishing a moonlit hike and midnight swim. This moderate five mile hike takes you to the top of a rocky mountaintop, where you'll traverse hiking paths, swim under the moon, and dry off by a fire with toasty marshmallows. Let your eyes adjust to the dark and brave a hike under the moonlight... or just flick on your flashlight. When was the last time you saw a real tree outside of Central Park? When was the last time you heard more than the whistling of the AC going? It's time to spark your sense of adventure again!
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    Midnight Hike & Swim

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Ascend to a rocky mountaintop and take in the bright night sky
    • Brave the night with a hike by moonlight (or use your flashlight) as you descend to a lake
    • Explore the woodlands and indulge in a midnight swim
    • Roast marshmallows and dry off as you settle in for the night
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    Glider Flying Adventure

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    Have you ever soared? That's right, not flown (as in a 747), but soared. In this breathtaking experience, you'll soar high above the Earth in a two-seat glider. For the flight, you'll sit in the front seat with an instructor in the back, and launch to 2,000 feet above the ground. After the instructor demonstrates how to control the glider, you take the helm, and depending on wind conditions, climb to 5,000 feet in the air. For about twenty minutes, you'll experience effortless flight and unmatched views from the sky. Finally live out those childhood fantasies of soaring through the air!
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    Glider Flying Adventure

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Enjoy twenty minutes of an adrenaline-packed flying experience in a two-seat glider
    • Launch behind a tug plane to 2,000 feet above the ground
    • Learn the controls and take control of the glider under the watchful eye of an instructor
    • No experience necessary
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    Kayak & Wine Tasting

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    Venture out on the beautiful Hudson River Estuary for a leisurely afternoon of paddling and wine tasting! You'll start your adventure by learning the basics of kayaking, including both safety and paddling techniques, to make sure you're comfortable and prepared out on the water. Once you've been prepped, grab a paddle and head north through Cornwall Bay. Then, take in the beautifully scenic views of Moodna Marsh, the Hudson Highlands, and the "Hudson River Back Country" -- and be sure to keep your eyes open for bald eagles, osprey and herons. Worried your arms will tire during the journey? Fear not, as your kayaking will be punctuated by stops along the shore for various local wine tastings!
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    Kayak & Wine Tasting

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Enjoy the unique pairing of kayaking and wine tasting on this leisurely afternoon adventure
    • Cruise through the scenic Cornwall Bay in search of Bald Eagles, osprey, and herons
    • Experience the beauty of the Hudson River Back Country and Hudson Highlands up close and personal
    • Punctuate your kayaking with stops along the shore to sample a variety of local wines
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    Zipline, High Ropes & Canopy Tour

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    Tree hugging is a legitimate game. Crazy, right? Like Tarzan rescuing Jane, you'll traverse the forest from tree to tree, guiding your way through this forest ropes course. Channeling your inner child, you'll walk over secured bridges, rush through the canopy via zip lines, and test your balance, agility, focus, and arm strength. Each ropes course has a different degree of difficulty, and as you progress, the bridges become less stable under your feet. Reward your hard work with a BBQ lunch and refreshments afterwards.
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    Zipline, High Ropes & Canopy Tour

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • While connected to a harness, navigate across ropes and cables from tree platform to tree platform
    • Test your balance, agility, focus, and arm strength as you progress to less stable bridges in the ropes course
    • Travel via ropes and zip lines high in the tree canopy
    • Overcome your fear of heights, push yourself to new limits, and feel like a kid again
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    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary

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    Usually, you're more likely to hike away from wolves than towards the pack. With Discover Outdoors, they reverse the trend. Your day begins with an invigorating adventure up Kittatinny Ridge -- this isn't the New Jersey you hear about in the City. After the hike, you'll end up at a wolf sanctuary where you'll come face-to-face with one of nature's most dangerous, yet beloved, creatures: packs of Timber, Tundra, and Arctic wolves. The day ends with Wolf Watch, seeing and learning about wolves in their natural surroundings. Listen to them howl like nature's police siren and learn their eating patterns. This trip's sure to give you goosebumps.
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    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Hike through the Kittatinny Ridge and explore a wolf sanctuary
    • See Timber, Tundra and Arctic wolves
    • Participate in Wolf Watch, seeing wolves in their natural environment
    • Perfect hike for active first-timers
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    Beach Horseback Riding & Wine Tasting

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    It's time to live out that cinematic scene with waves crashing along the shore while horseback riding. Journey to Deep Hollow Ranch, the oldest working cattle ranch in the United States, on the scenic shores of Montauk, Long Island. From there, you'll receive an introductory riding lesson, and then saddle up for an hour and a half horseback ride along the breathtaking coastline. After dismounting your horse, you will stop at Duck Walk Vineyards to sample some of their most delicious wines. Take in the wind, sound of the waves, and breathtaking scenery like you've never experienced it before.
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    Beach Horseback Riding & Wine Tasting

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Go on a horseback ride along the Montauk coastline
    • Learn how to properly ride a horse
    • Sample award-winning wines from Duck Walk Vineyards
    • No horseback riding experience necessary
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    High Point Mountain Hike

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    Are you ready to go hiking? Then come embark on this miraculous journey up a beautiful trail, and gain over 1,900 feet in elevation. Prepare to cover a great amount of ground up the High Point Mountain and its V-notche exterior, a formation constructed by a large ice dam that once pressed against the side of the mountain. This is a moderate hike, including some steep and woodsy climbs, mostly near the summit. These trails are lightly traveled, ensuring some solitude as you work your way to the peak to see the area's remarkable sights. Prepare to uncover the notches and ridges created by glaciers, as well as the sedimentary rocks that still bear glacial scarring in areas. The hard work you and your group will carry out will allow you to see more terrain and higher vistas. You should expect to be tired and fulfilled on the van ride home, because this trip is expected to burn a pizza's worth of calories!
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    High Point Mountain Hike

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Embark on a moderate day hike to the top of the High Point Mountain
    • See the spectacular views of the Hudson Valley and Shawangunk Ridge
    • Burn calories and gain a nature-filled exercise as you engage in steep and woodsy climbs
    • Gain over 1,900 feet of elevation exploring terrain the legendary mountain lions once roamed
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    Backpacking & Camping Weekend

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    New Yorkers are in desperate need for nature. Not kidding. When was the last time you smelled oak that wasn't a desk; the last time you huffed fresh pine; or even tasted a wild plant? Discover your outdoorsy side with Discover Outdoors. On this two day adventure surrounded by lush ferns and a forest canopy, you will hike through Harriman State Park to a camp spot, covering about seventeen miles of pure beauty and taking in nothing but fresh air and breathtaking views. It's time to escape the city and reconnect with nature!
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    Backpacking & Camping Weekend

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Hike seventeen miles under a breathtaking forest canopy, and through lush ferns
    • Camp in a rustic setting to fully experience nature's beauty
    • Indulge in campfire stories, swimming, and maybe some tree climbing
    • Embrace the outdoors and enjoy sweeping views of miles and miles of nature
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    Battery Park Sunset Photography Class

    Photographers spend hours, days, and in one instance, years trying to capture "the shot." With Discover Outdoors, you'll prepare to capture that shot in the glimmering twilight of Battery Park. Overlooking the harbor and the Statue of Liberty, you will first cover the basic technical aspects, such as exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and other manual controls. You'll also develop an understanding of how each one of these effects an image differently. After mastering the fundamentals, spend the majority of time practicing what you've learned to understand what goes into taking extraordinary photos. Start this class as a beginner and leave taking photographs like a pro!
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    Battery Park Sunset Photography Class

    Battery Park Underpass, New York

    • Capture the harbor, including Lady Liberty, from sunset to twilight
    • Understand basic camera functions: exposure, shutter speed, and aperture
    • Learn techniques behind lighting and composition
    • No experience necessary
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    Urban Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Before humans tackled waves like the silver surfer, we stood on a board and paddled down rivers (the cosmos). Before hitting the waters, you'll learn the basics of balance, along with paddle techniques, so you can comfortably grasp the movements of this ancient form of surfing. As you bask in the sun, you'll gracefully splash through the waves with style. Following an epic one-and-a-half hours of paddle boarding and calorie-blasting (up to 1,000 calories!), you'll head to the Frying Pan and indulge in a complimentary drink, reflecting on a day of conquering the waters.
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    Urban Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Pier 66, New York

    • Learn the fundamentals of stand up paddle boarding, including balance and paddle techniques
    • Stay cool paddling in the Hudson River
    • Enjoy a complimentary drink at the Frying Pan
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    Beach & Vineyard Bike Tour

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    Beaches, booze, and bikes. That's all you really need for happiness, right? Home to some of the oldest and best vineyards on the eastern seaboard, North Fork, Long Island offers a stimulating 18-mile bike on roads lined with grapevines and crisp, ocean air. Along the ride, you'll break at farm stands to binge on fresh berries, leading up to a charming wine tasting at one of Long Island's top vineyards. Before heading home, wade in the cool, Atlantic waters. Escape NYC's chaos and relax on this beautiful bike ride with Discover Outdoors.
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    Beach & Vineyard Bike Tour

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Bike 18 miles down roads lined with rows of grapevines
    • Enjoy tastings of farm fresh berries, baked items and Long Island's finest wines
    • Stop at the beach and wade in the Atlantic Ocean
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    Outdoor Photography Hike

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    Be honest. One of the best parts about vacations is taking breathtaking pictures to make your friends jealous. This Outdoor Photography Hike teaches you exactly how to do that. On this casual six mile hike, you'll not only witness the beauty of nature but also capture these incredible outdoor moments. In order to do this, you'll be taught proper lighting, framing, and timing. With the help of a professional photographer, you'll embrace the nature's majesty through various lenses and take these tips and lessons with you on your next journey. This seems like more than an adequate replacement to iPhoneography and Instagramology.
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    Outdoor Photography Hike

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Tackle a six mile hike, enjoying breathtaking views of a New York unseen by most city dwellers
    • Learn to capture incredible outdoor pictures with your own camera, exploring proper lighting, advantageous framing, and timing with a professional photographer
    • Capture a day of adventure and natural beauty, and feel worlds away from the city
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    Flying Lessons

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    Behind closed doors (some more than others), we secretly want to be a fighter pilot and have a code name like Goose or Maverick. During this day long activity, join other adventurous New Yorkers for a thrilling hands-on introduction to flying. With Discover Outdoors, you'll first partake in an exclusive training session as you learn the fundamentals and safety procedures of flying a plane. From there, you will have the opportunity to put those newfound skills to the test, as you fly the plane yourself. For an hour, enjoy the open skies as a pilot. To top off a day in the air, you'll visit a nearby winery to polish off a glass or three. Experience how easy, safe, and fun flying can be!
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    Flying Lessons

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Enjoy an exclusive introduction to flying a small plane
    • Experience an hour of flying with the opportunity to sit in the captain's chair and take the helm
    • After landing, visit a lovely nearby winery
    • No experience necessary
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    Snowshoe Hike & Wine Tasting

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    Mix the wintery fun of snowshoeing with the luxurious experience of wine tasting! Travel from New York City all the way up to the snow covered trails of the Hudson Valley region. There you will have the opportunity to hike over five miles of scenic trails that will be the perfect foil to the life of the city. Afterwards, travel to a local winery for a chance to sample red wines, white wines, and enjoy a private tour of the vineyards. It will be the perfect end to your exciting day, filled with gorgeous sights and lots of exercise!
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    Snowshoe Hike & Wine Tasting

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Head north for a snowshoe through the Hudson Valley Region and a trip to a local winery
    • Prepare yourself for a winter trek through several miles of beautiful lands
    • Enjoy the unique beverages of a local winery, along with a tour of the vineyards
    • Embrace scenic views only available outside of the city
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    Night Hike and Marshmallow Roast

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    What's more enjoyable than a nostalgic marshmallow roast? On this night hike, you'll ascend to a rocky mountaintop at night and take in all the moonlit surroundings. Brave the moonlit path or flick on your flashlight to explore the wilderness after dark as your group makes its descent to the lake. At the lake you will make a toasty fire and roast marshmallows and, if it's warm enough, dry off from a swim in the lake. It is a moderate five-mile long hike and fascinating night adventure that is sure to make you feel like a kid again.
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    Night Hike and Marshmallow Roast

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Rediscover the nostalgia of a campfire marshmallow roast on a five-mile night adventure
    • Walk through the beautiful moonlit path and take in all of nature's surroundings
    • Enjoy a swim out on the lake if it's warm enough and dry off by the campfire
    • Feel like a kid again as you roast marshmallows and enjoy a relaxing evening
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    Waterfall Canyoneering

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    Pop culture has taught us not to go chasing waterfalls, and to just stick to the rivers and lakes that you're used to. However, life needs a little TLC and adventure, and canyoneering specialists wouldn't disagree. With Discover Outdoors, you'll hike through the woods, chase waterfalls, and go down them... sort of. Like a rescue unit or a film hero, you'll descend narrow gorges using a system of rappels with fresh water splashing you in the face, making you feel worlds away from the city. Rappelling down five cascading waterfalls, you'll drop over 1,500 feet. This experience tests your strength, endurance, and bravery.
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    Waterfall Canyoneering

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Descend down narrow gorges in the Catskills using a system of rappels
    • Rappel down five cascading waterfalls, dropping 1,500 feet in less than two miles
    • Hike through the wilderness in search of majestic waterfalls
    • No experience necessary
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    Awosting Falls Hike

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    Come enjoy the stunning setting of Minnewaska State Park and Awosting Falls! Your journey of a moderate nine miles begins at the famous glacial Lake Minnewaska. Along the way, expect to see sharply tilted masses of rock, crevices and pinnacles that characterize the Shawangunk Mountains. The ridgeline will afford jaw-dropping views of the Hudson Valley, including some of the most famous climbing areas in the Gunks. Following a bridal path on the way back, your hike takes you to Awosting Falls: the perfect ending to a great day. It's a wonderful experience of wooded trails, stunning views, and a beautiful waterfall.
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    Awosting Falls Hike

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • See Minnewaska State Park and Awosting Falls on a nine mile journey through the scenic area
    • Uncover beautiful mountains and valleys on your hike to and from the falls
    • Enjoy amazing views of the Hudson Valley and take in some of the most famous climbing areas
    • End the day with a perfect view of Awosting Falls and be delighted by the natural beauty it offers
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    Central Park Photography Class

    Great outdoor photography comes with a lot of practice. However, good coaching can expedite this process. Adventure to the prettiest place in the city for this introductory outdoor photography class, where you will capture the flourishing beauty of Central Park. You'll first cover the fundamentals of your camera, including exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and other technical controls. Once you've mastered the basics, it'll be time to understand the importance of lighting and composition to create breathtaking images. You'll put everything you learn to practice as you capture the essence of the park like you've never done before. Learn to take professional photos in Central Park!
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    Central Park Photography Class

    Columbus Circle, New York

    • Master basic camera functions, including exposure, shutter speed, and aperture
    • Learn techniques behind lighting and composition
    • Practice the newfound techniques by taking photos all over Central Park
    • No experience necessary
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    Ice Climbing Day Trip

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    What's more intimidating: the tops of skyscrapers or tops of frozen mountains? Explore the frigid world of climbing an icy mountain while breathing in the cold winter air! With a fellow group of adventurers, you will learn how to navigate icefalls, frozen waterfalls, and cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from flows of water; all with the safety of being harnessed and belated with ropes -- of course! You will also learn equipment usage, climbing techniques, rappelling, and safety steps. Together, these techniques will help you reach the frosty mountain perch as a proud climber and an accomplished adventurer.
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    Ice Climbing Day Trip

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Scale a vertical ice flow with a group of fellow ice climbers to the top of a frozen mountain
    • Learn the climbing, tool use, and safety techniques of an experienced mountain climber
    • Spend the day discovering your physical and mental endurance
    • Enjoy the beautiful sights of an icy mountain perch
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    Whitewater Rafting -- Upper West Side

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    If you're looking for a thrill-packed way to spend the day, whitewater rafting may be a perfect activity for you. Join as the Army Corps of Engineers releases thousands of gallons of water into the Lehigh River, creating the adventure of a lifetime. In an intimate setting, guides will teach you everything you need to know about the river and the surrounding majestic scenery, as well as the basic fundamentals of whitewater rafting. You will paddle down a 12-mile stretch of 17 different class I-III rapids. Enjoy the rush of the year as you tackle some of the toughest water in the U.S.
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    Whitewater Rafting -- Upper West Side

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Enjoy a day of intense whitewater rafting 17 different rapids
    • Learn the basic fundamentals and techniques of rafting
    • Enjoy rush of water, and beautiful landscape
    • No experience necessary
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    Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Day Trip

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    Do you dream of stitching your way through snowy lands atop two sleek skis? Maybe snowshoeing your way through the frigidly beautiful terrain is more your thing. Enjoy the opportunity for both on this lovely trip up north to some of the most beautiful snow-covered lands the region has to offer. You will have the opportunity to learn everything you need to know about skiing and snowshoeing for a breathtaking adventure. You will travel through thick-wooded and steep terrain for an unforgettable day out in nature. The experience may leave you yearning for the sight of your own breath and feel of the icy sights of the forests.
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    Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Day Trip

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Journey north for cross country skiing and snowshoeing
    • Ski and snowshoe your way through breathtaking and beautiful well-groomed trails
    • Enjoy instructions in skiing from a licensed guide for any beginners
    • Maneuver your way through the snow-covered terrain
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    Snowshoe Hike & Wolf Sanctuary Visit

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    Usually, you're more likely to hike away from wolves than towards the pack, but that's only because you have never gone on this snowshoe hike and wolf sanctuary visit with Discover Outdoors. Wolf watching is actually incredibly soothing and the experience quickly transports you to a different time when wolves patrolled mountains and valleys. Ride to the scenic, quiet trails of the Delaware Water Gap. Explore the terrain while snowshoeing your way to the center of the sanctuary. There, you will find packs of Timber, Tundra, and Arctic wolves for you to observe. You'll see their unique eating patterns and social structures. We can't promise you won't find yourself howling with the wolves.
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    Snowshoe Hike & Wolf Sanctuary Visit

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Experience a wolf watch at the Delaware Water Gap
    • Trek to the center of the sanctuary for the best viewing spots to see these fierce and beautiful creatures
    • Explore the terrain of the Kittatinny Mountains
    • Feel transported back to the time where wolves patrolled mountains and valleys
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    Canopus Lake Hike

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    Everyone loves a good hike, but not everyone wants a rigorous trek through rough terrain. If you agree, then this adventure is perfect for you. This hike will take you through the Appalachian Trail scenery at a leisurely pace, so you can fully take in the beauty of the area. For a manageable five miles, you will experience hiking the famed Appalachian Trail up to a picturesque crop of rocks overlooking Canopus Lake. With a sweeping view of Fahnestock State Park as the setting, you will relax for a bit and enjoy lunch. This is truly a fun and relaxing journey through nature.
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    Canopus Lake Hike

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Take hiking at a slow and casual pace and explore five miles of the Appalachian Trail
    • Enjoy the picturesque rocks of Canopus Lake and the sweeping views of Fahnestock State Park
    • Stop for lunch and enjoy a delicious meal with a relaxing natural setting
    • Journey through nature at your own speed and enjoy everything you hope to see
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    Hike with Adoptable Dogs

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    Discover Outdoors let the dogs out... and they're itching for adventure. In a city lacking places for pups to explore, you'll head to Animal Haven, a non-profit dog shelter, for a private volunteer orientation with the Animal Haven staff (counts as the first of two for certification as an Animal Haven volunteer), and to meet your new four-legged best friends for the day. You will embrace the beauty, nature, and fresh air of the great outdoors, as you hike trails, boulders, and waterfalls. With man's best friend by your side, you may even indulge in a few belly rubs. Escape the hectic cityscape and take in a nature-filled adventure with an adorable dog.
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    Hike with Adoptable Dogs

    251 Centre St, New York

    • Hike through the woods with a trusty dog as a companion
    • Complete a private Animal Haven volunteer orientation
    • Experience fresh air and nature
    • Enjoy the majestic scenery: boulders, waterfalls, and more
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    Rock Climbing

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    Climb the Gunks! Do you really need a gym when you have nature not far away -- some of the best rock climbing in North America is just north of NYC in the Shawangunk Mountains. Explore the spectacular scenery with a hands-on (literally) experience climbing these majestic mountains. Your day begins with an intensive lesson of basic fundamentals with rock climbing experts, where you'll learn belaying, climbing and rappelling techniques. From there, it's time to test your skills and tackle the cliffs yourself, as you climb routes of varying difficulties. Why stay in the city when you can enjoy a real adventure?!
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    Rock Climbing

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Learn fundamental techniques of rock climbing, including belaying, climbing, and rappelling
    • Climb the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains
    • Hone your climbing skills and muscles on routes of varying difficulties
    • No experience necessary
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    Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting

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    Itching to get in touch with the beauty of nature by exploring upstate New York the way its first settlers did -- on the back of a horse and with a bottle of wine (probably)? Join Discover Outdoors to ride and dine with wine. Begin your day with a horse riding tutorial and a meet-and-greet with the well-mannered horses. From there, climb atop and enjoy a ride through the countryside. For two hours, you will ride through fields, woods, and some rocky terrain. Once you're tired of riding, you'll be taken to a nearby vineyard, where you will get to indulge in sampling red and white wines, and some of the most exquisite hard ciders in America. Top off your day with a stroll through the orchard. There's a good chance you won't want to return to the city. Note 1: You must be at least 18 years old to participate. Meeting, departure and return locations will be in front of the Starbucks on 4th Ave between 14th St. and 15th St. Transportation will be provided. All participants must weigh less than 250 lbs. Note 2: There is another meeting/departure location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 30 minutes prior.
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    Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Explore upstate New York's countryside atop a horse
    • Tour and taste wines from a Hudson Valley vineyard
    • Stroll through beautiful orchards
    • No horseback riding experience necessary
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    Extreme Rock Wall Climbing

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    When was the last time you needed to boulder a mountain or creep up a wall? Probably when you were Spider Man for Halloween or at your best friend's twelfth birthday? This five-story wall is completely different, a true challenge. Perfect for beginners and experienced climbers alike, Discover Outdoors' Extreme Rock Wall Climbing tests your strength, intuition, and climbing endurance. On this five-story outdoor wall, you'll haul your body up to stunning views of the city that New Yorkers take for granted.
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    Extreme Rock Wall Climbing

    29-46 Northern Blvd, Queens

    • Test your rock climbing abilities at a five story outdoor wall
    • Enjoy an evening of some of the best rock climbing in NYC
    • See one of the great views of the city
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    Winter Hike & Whiskey Tasting

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    Get ready to mix the cold of snowshoeing and warmth of whiskey drinking! Escape from city living on this icy adventure to the frozen lands of the beautiful Minnewaska Preserve. After ascending and descending over 400 feet of land, you will travel to New York State's only whiskey distillery open to the public. There, you will have the opportunity to sample three whiskeys and/or vodkas from their vast collection. Come along for an exciting day of snowy adventure and exercise, views of the entire Hudson Valley and Highlands, along with new and delicious tastes.
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    Winter Hike & Whiskey Tasting

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Head up north for a snowshoe trip through Minnewaska Preserve and tour a whiskey distillery
    • Prepare yourself for a winter trek through several miles of beautiful land
    • Embrace views of the entire Hudson Valley and Highlands
    • Enjoy the unique beverages of New York's only distillery open to the public
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    Monastery & Meditation Hike

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    When was the last time you really relaxed? It's time you clear your head and enter a supremely meditative state. Join Discover Outdoors for a day of focus and inner peace. First, you'll adventure to Chuang Yen Monastery and embrace the sacred space of the meditative garden and Great Buddha Hall, amongst many other statues and structures. From there, it's time to embark on a peaceful hike to a nearby lake, where you'll stop to meditate and reflect. The day is focused as much on hiking as it is on connecting with nature. Enter a state of bliss, and by the time you return to the city, enjoy the peaceful hum and energy.
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    Monastery & Meditation Hike

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Walk the grounds of Chuang Yen Monastery and receive an introduction to Buddhism
    • Hike to a nearby lake and enjoy a meditative session to reflect on the day
    • Connect with nature and embrace an inner calm
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    Hike & Whiskey Tasting

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    Escape from city living with a wondrous day hiking the Shawangunk Mountains and touring New York State's only whiskey distillery that is open to the public. With the backdrop of the Hudson Valley and the Highlands, you'll hike a moderate six miles through the mountains, while viewing breathtaking scenery along the way. Following your hike, you'll be taken to the distillery, where you will have the opportunity to sample three whiskeys and/or vodkas to quench your post-hiking thirst. Could this hike get any better?
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    Hike & Whiskey Tasting

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Hike six miles through the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains
    • Enjoy a lecture in whiskey distilling at New York's only public distillery
    • Taste a variety of whiskey and/or vodka
    • Perfect hike for active first-timers
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    Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting - Upper West Side

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    Itching to get in touch with the beauty of nature by exploring upstate New York the way its first settlers did -- on the back of a horse and with a bottle of wine (probably)? Join Discover Outdoors to ride and dine with wine. Begin your day with a horse riding tutorial and a meet-and-greet with the well-mannered horses. From there, climb atop and enjoy a ride through the countryside. For two hours, you will ride through fields, woods, and some rocky terrain. Once you're tired of riding, you'll be taken to a nearby vineyard, where you will get to indulge in sampling red and white wines, and some of the most exquisite hard ciders in America. Top off your day with a stroll through the orchard. There's a good chance you won't want to return to the city.
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    Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting - Upper West Side

    2152 Broadway, New York

    • Explore upstate New York's countryside atop a horse
    • Tour and taste wines from a Hudson Valley vineyard
    • Stroll through beautiful orchards
    • No horseback riding experience necessary
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    Hike and Brewery Tour

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    What's a better way to end a long hike than with a pint? This incredible day hike will take you through breathtakingly beautiful trails, followed by a trip to the local brewery. While there, you'll sample a variety of award winning New York State microbrews. Your adventure takes place in the Hudson Valley region on a five-mile trail. As you wind your way to the top of the ridge, intoxicating views will captivate you for miles and will give you a real sense of what truly being out of the city feels like. Come spend the afternoon sipping some cold brews and relaxing from your morning out on the trail!
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    Hike and Brewery Tour

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Hike through five miles of terrain and then relax with a tour at an award winning microbrewery
    • Enjoy the breathtaking views that are almost as intoxicating as the beverages
    • Relax with a pint in hand and enjoy the feeling of truly being out of the city
    • End the day returning both refreshed and satisfied with your adventure
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